Elmer Smith Station

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Elmer Smith Station has 6 groundwater monitoring wells, 5 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between February 08, 2017 and November 07, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of boron, molybdenum, lithium, thallium, chromium, selenium, cobalt, sulfate, radium and arsenic.

Site description

Elmer Smith Station was a 445-MW capacity coal-fired facility owned by Owensboro Municipal Utilities in Owensboro, Kentucky next to the Ohio River in Daviess County. The facility was first opened in 1964 and officially retired in June 2020. Elmer had three ash ponds regulated under the federal coal ash rule. This area is less than 10 acres in size.

You can find the industry-reported data here. For more information about the Elmer Smith Station, see EIP's 2019 National Coal Ash Report.

Monitoring Wells Wells reporting one or more exceedances for at least one pollutant.
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Pollutants monitored and above guidelines
Tip: Click on a contaminant to view wells that have recorded exceedances. Click again to remove the filter. arsenic boron chromium cobalt lithium molybdenum radium selenium sulfate thallium
Pollutants monitored and below guidelines
antimony barium beryllium cadmium fluoride lead mercury
Pollutants not monitored
ammonia, copper, cyanide, gross alpha particle, gross beta particle, hexavalent chromium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, nitrite, silver, strontium, tritium, uranium

Facility last updated on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 04:32:40 PM EDT